Quote of the Day – on leadership and people

Self-confidence

Self-confidence (Photo credit: WisGuard Pics)

“After many years of working with people, I have uncovered a host of universal characteristics about people. People have a deep sense of pride and want to do a good job. People want to be appreciated and want their work to be acknowledged. People want to taste success, and when they do, they automatically become more motivated and more self-confident, which in turn engenders initiative and innovation. No one wants to look stupid or fail on their job. The challenge for leaders is how to create situations where people are not afraid to try, where people can savour success to build up their self-confidence, and where people can safely learn from their mistakes.” Lim Siong Guan, former Head of Civil Service, Singapore

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